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Latest news: Child abuse

Federal Government: More support for child sexual abuse survivor

The government is investing $33 million in National Redress Scheme services to increase support for institutional child abuse survivors.

ACT roundtable on reforms for child sex offender sentencing

The ACT Attorney-General will hold a roundtable about options to child sex offenders presenting character references to reduce sentences.

Registered sex offender charged with child abuse material offences following warrants

A 26-year-old Downer man has been arrested and charged with child abuse material offences after ACT Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) conducted a number of search warrants across Canberra targeting sexual offending.

Petition to amend ACT paedophile sentencing laws will be tabled

‘Your Reference Ain’t Relevant's’ petition has received more than 500 signatures, and will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly next week.

Nearly 500 sign petition to amend ACT paedophile sentencing laws

‘Your Reference Ain’t Relevant’ has a petition to stop paedophiles in the ACT from using good character references to lessen their sentences.

7 more charges laid following investigation into child abuse material

A 66-year-old man previously charged in relation to the possession of child abuse material will face an additional seven charges in court in the ACT today, Thursday 23 November.

Sisters hope to put trauma behind them as Malka Leifer jailed

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer has been jailed 15 years for sexually abusing two Melbourne sisters when they were students between 2004 and 2007.

Chris Dawson goes on trial for relationship with student

A trial of convicted wife-killer, former teacher and rugby league player Chris Dawson will begin examining alleged sexual activity with one of his students.

Canberra mum’s marathon effort to protect kids

Next month will see four Canberrans take on the challenge of running seven consecutive marathons, across seven states, over just seven days, 27 June-3 July.

Canadian national faces ACT court for historic child sexual assaults

A 40-year-old Canadian man will face court on 4 charges after an ACT Policing investigation into historic child sexual assault offences.

NSW teacher’s child abuse material ‘abhorrent’, court told

Abhorrent images and video of child abuse, including children held at gunpoint, were used by a teacher for his sexual gratification, a court has been told.

Wallabies’ Sekope Kepu tells of abuse at NZ Royal Commission

Wallabies legend Sekope Kepu has detailed abuse he suffered at an Auckland boarding school as part of New Zealand's Royal Commission into abuse in care.